Beyond the black

BEYOND THE BLACK Beyond The Black | New album by the fittest gothic metal band

After four good albums where the band, along with their vocalist and founder, Jennifer Haben, found their sound and what connected more with their audience, the fifth album ‘Beyond the Black‘ is the one of consolidation. A metal album with commercial touches that will surely expand their fan base.

Who is Beyond The Black?

Beyond the Black is a band founded in 2014 in Germany by vocalist Jennifer Haben.

  • It currently features Chris Hermsdörfer and Tobi Lodes on guitars, Stefan Herkenhoff as bassist and Kai Tschierschky on drums.

In 2015 the band debuted with their first album ‘Songs of Love and Death‘, reaching the Top 12 in the German charts, it would be surpassed in the Top 4 by their next successful album, ‘Lost in Forever (2016)’, then would come ‘Heart of the Hurricane (2018)’ accompanied by a first European headlining tour.

Come 2020 they would release their fourth studio album, ‘Horizons’ reaching Top 3, and their latest album ‘Beyond the Black‘ in 2023, with a Deluxe edition in 2024, is the band’s most acclaimed album to date.

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Beyond The Black | A new eponymous album where they lay the groundwork for the future

Leveraging on the fantastic voice of Jennifer Haben, Beyond the Black are cementing a powerful career focused on symphonic metal that they deploy like no one else in their concerts 🤘

The Germans have an innate ability for melodies as demonstrated on tracks like ‘Winter is Coming‘, a song with a nice theme:

During winter or dark times nothing really grows and life struggles to find its way back to the light. But even in the darkest of times you have to see the beauty in the simple things and prepare for the winter ahead.

Our favorite track and Emotion of the Week is the first cut, ‘Is there anybody out there?, a marvel of a song that offers us rhythm, strength and above all a lot of emotion. The song is about loss:

Losing someone always hurts -whether by choice or not- and sometimes we must lose our principles painfully to find new paths. But feeling alone with your thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming at times like this and the longing search for someone who understands you, is what was the basis of our song “Is there anyone out there?”

‘Not in our name’ also deserves special mention, which screeches against discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, religion or health status. The track encourages us to celebrate our differences and embrace diversity.

Together we can create a world where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

‘Reincarnation’ is inspired by the growing recognition of our mortality as human beings and the resulting responsibility to live our lives to the fullest. This responsibility means standing up for yourself, fighting relentlessly for your values and also facing your greatest fears.

We can’t forget ‘Dancing In The Dark‘, which speaks not about choosing not to give up when the going gets tough, but to fight!

To let us know that we will not leave this world with a broken heart, but to savor every second of our life, until our last breath. The rose with its thorns was the perfect symbol to show us that even the most beautiful thing can hurt sometimes. That there is always a shadow for the light and that we have to accept and even learn to love both sides.

This is the full trackslist for ‘Beyond the Black (Deluxe Edition)’ which has taken them to #2 on the German album charts:

  1. Is There Anybody Out There
  2. Reincarnation
  3. Free Me
  4. Winter Is Coming
  5. Into The Light
  6. Wide Awake
  7. Dancing In The Dark
  8. Raise Your Head
  9. Not In Our Name
  10. I Remember Dying
  11. I Remember Dying (Stranger Reprise)
  12. Wide Awake (Piano Version)
  13. Raise Your Head (String Version)

I’m sure their fans, the ones they call ‘ravens’ have been delighted with this piece of album. So are we 😆.

Video | Beyond the Black Is There Anybody Out There?

Beyond the Black 'Is there anybody out there' Lyrics

I climb the rooftops every morning
And search for life there down below
But there is nothing out there for me
There is nothing out there to see
I send a signal for survivors
Requesting help on where to go
But there is nobody else to hear
The only answer I get is fear

‘Cause every time that I return to this place I once called home
Yes, every time the walls cry out, you’re the last one – you’re alone

Oh – is there anybody out there?
There must be someone else like me
Oh – is there anybody out there in the cold?
Come raise your voice and set me free

I wander streets that once were crowded
I’m searching houses that were homes
But there is nothing out there for me
There is nothing out there to see
I’m fighting off the dread that haunts me
But in my empty heart it grows
‘Cause there is nobody else to hear
The only answer I get is fear

And every time I raise my head, panic stares me in my face
Yes, every time I try to think, I get trapped inside a maze

Oh – is there anybody out there?
There must be someone else like me
Oh – is there anybody out there in the cold?
Come raise your voice and set me free

Oh – is there anybody out there?
There must be someone else like me
Oh – is there anybody out there in the cold?
Come raise your voice and set me free

Beyond the Black 'Is there anybody out there' Lyrics in Spanish

Subo a los tejados cada mañana
Y busco vida ahí abajo
Pero no hay nada ahí fuera para mí
No hay nada que ver
Envío una señal a los supervivientes
Pidiendo ayuda sobre dónde ir
Pero no hay nadie que escuche
La única respuesta que obtengo es miedo

Porque cada vez que vuelvo a este lugar que una vez llamé hogar
Sí, cada vez que las paredes gritan, eres el último – estás solo

Oh – ¿hay alguien ahí fuera?
Debe haber alguien más como yo
Oh – ¿hay alguien ahí fuera en el frío?
Ven, alza tu voz y libérame

Deambulo por calles que una vez estuvieron llenas de gente
Busco en casas que fueron hogares
Pero no hay nada ahí fuera para mí
No hay nada que ver
Estoy luchando contra el miedo que me persigue
Pero en mi corazón vacío crece
Porque no hay nadie mas para oir
La única respuesta que obtengo es el miedo

Y cada vez que levanto la cabeza, el pánico me mira a la cara.
Sí, cada vez que trato de pensar, me quedo atrapado dentro de un laberinto

¿Hay alguien ahí fuera?
Debe haber alguien como yo
Oh – ¿hay alguien ahí fuera en el frío?
Ven, levanta tu voz y libérame

Oh – ¿hay alguien ahí fuera?
Debe haber alguien como yo
Oh – ¿hay alguien ahí fuera en el frío?
Ven, levanta tu voz y libérame

Author | JC Trembol

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